New Music Friday is here with a bang, showcasing a lineup of exciting new projects, remixes, and freestyles. Wiz Khalifa takes the spotlight with the release of his highly-anticipated mixtape, Usher teams up with K-pop sensation Jungkook for a captivating remix, Big Scarr’s highly-anticipated posthumous album, and more. As the music world buzzes with anticipation, here’s a breakdown of the top releases to hit the airwaves and streaming platforms this week.
Wiz Khalifa’s ‘Decisions’
The star Pittsburgh stoner rapper once again demonstrates his prolific output with the release of his 24th mixtape, titled Decisions. This 13-track project adds impressive discography, marking his third mixtape drop of the year.
Kevin Gates Drops A Freestyle
New Orleans rapper Kevin Gates returns with a bang, unleashing his latest offering, “Yonce Freestyle.” The accompanying video finds Gates joined by Sexyy Red and B.G., as they cruise through the desert in sports cars before delivering their fiery verses inside a vibrant nightclub setting.
R.I.P. Big Scarr
Late Memphis rapper Big Scarr leaves his mark on the music world with the posthumous release of his album, Frozone.
Featuring14 tracks and a star-studded lineup of guest appearances from NLE Choppa, Gucci Mane, Ohgeesy, and Foogiano. Tragically, Big Scarr passed away from a drug overdose in December 2022.
Usher x Jungkook
Legendary R&B singer Usher teamed up with K-pop superstar Jungkook for a remix of the hit song “Standing Next To You.” The collaboration has already made waves, landing in the top three on the U.S. iTunes chart.
AZ’s ‘Truth Be Told’
Adding to the roster of exciting releases, Brooklyn rapper AZ makes a comeback with his 9th studio album, Truth Be Told. Featuring 11 tracks and collaborations with Mu Mu Fresh, Pharoahe Monch, and Fat Joe. This is AZ’s first album since 2009’s Legendary.
Conway The Machine x Conductor Williams
Buffalo rapper Conway The Machine joined forces with producer Conductor Williams to drop their EP, Conductor Machine. With seven raw and gritty tracks, the EP showcases Conway’s relentless flow and Conductor Williams’ stellar production, featuring notable appearances from Jae Skeese and 7xvethegenius.
‘30 For 30’
Harlem rapper Dave East and New Jersey rapper Cruch Calhoun come together to deliver their joint mixtape, 30 For 30. The project boasts 14 tracks and features a range of artists, including J.Stone, Lyrivelli, Buda, and more.
Sauce Walka Shows Off His Lyrical Talents
Houston rapper Sauce Walka keeps the momentum going with his latest freestyle, “Sanchie P’s Maybach.” Over the instrumental of Benny The Butcher and J.Cole’s “Johnny P’s Caddy,” Sauce Walka showcases his lyrical skills and even challenges J.Cole to a “bar for bar” showdown.
Kaytranada Drops ‘Lover/Friend’
Star producer Kaytranada blesses fans with his new EP, Lover/Friend. The project features four tracks, including two singles and two instrumentals. Singers Rochelle Jordan and Channel Tres collaborated with Kaytranada to make the songs “Lover/Friend,” and “Stuntin.”
Real Boston Richey – ‘The Type’
Tallahassee rapper Real Boston Richey teams up with Memphis artist YTB Fatt for the release of their collaborative song and video, “The Type.” Shot in various locations, including a gas station and a nightclub, the visuals capture the energy of the rappers as they deliver their spirited verses.
SOHH fam, check out these new bangerz, and have a wonderful weekend!